Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 28 May 2012 01:31:04 +1000

Birdline Victoria

Published sightings for the week ending 27 May 2012.

Sat 26 May Spotted Harrier Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands
Spotted Harrier (1) Adult seen from the display homes heading east.
Bernie McRitchie

Thu 24 May Swift Parrot Euroa
Small group frequently feeding in flowering eucalypts for the last week on Drysdale Rd.
Dave Harrison

Wed 23 May Little Eagle Over Eastlink adjacent to Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme

Stuart Cooney

Tue 22 May Little Corella Sladen & Cameron Streets, Cranbourne
Over 500 feeding with a few Long Billed and Galahs, on a grassy roundabout on a busy main road and flying to and from a nearby pine tree .
Graham Beal

Sun 20 May Pink Robin Mitchell St Hawkesdale
Single Pink Robin (brown form) has been hanging around in the two-year-old revegetation area for two weeks. Very inquisitive and enjoys the vege garden too. First one I have seen here in 16 years! Also regular annual visit from the Golden Whistler.
Matthew Talbot

Grey Goshawk (white morph) Mt Evelyn Pony Club (Bailey Road)
Sitting in a low tree on far side of paddock. Flew toward old railway.
Ruth Wilson

White-fronted Honeyeater Kooyoora State Park (Wehla Block)
A single bird seen in flowering White Box near junction of Grassy Flat Track and White Box Track. A rare bird in general but very unusual in non-mallee habitat.
Sean Dooley

Thu 17 May Banded Stilt Avalon Beach
270 stilts feeding across the large pond "behind" the beach shacks, easliy observed from public road. Also 2 Black-winged Stilts in vicinity. In restricted area of saltworks: 2 Spotted Harriers, Swamp Harrier a majestic adult White-bellied Sea-Eagle and 15 Blue-winged Parrots. Also a light morph Little Eagle and a Whistling Kite.
Craig Morley, Rob Ganly

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